Basketball Mohawks Compete in Trigg County Classic

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Junior point guard Cooper Harris drives to the basket for the Mohawks in recent home action. Also pictured is another junior, forward Ben Holcomb (13).
TD photo/Frank Staples

The Piggott Mohawk basketball team spent two days prior to Christmas in Trigg County, Ky., as they took part in the Trigg County KME Christmas Classic. The Tribe was entered in the classic by Coach Chris Brantley, who attended high school in the area. Playing three games in two days, the Mohawks got plenty of work before taking off for Christmas and New Years, although they dropped all three of the contests.

Rolling out Piggott early on Thursday, Dec. 20, the Mohawks arrived in Cadiz, Ky., slated to play in the first game of the day. Their opponents were the Indians of Adair County High School, from Columbia, Ky., and the Tribe fell 69-56.

That evening they played a contest against the squad from Hickman County High School, located in Clinton, Ky. But, the Falcons outscored the Mohawks in each of the first three quarters en route to a 71-63 decision.

The following day the Mohawks took on Houston County, from Erin, Tenn. Giving the Fighting Irish a good fight, the PHS boys fell by a final of 79-71, as Houston County notched their first win of the year.

The task doesn't get any easier as the Mohawks are scheduled to return to regular season play this Thursday, Jan. 3, at Rivercrest to take on the Colts. Saturday, Jan. 4, all teams are scheduled to be in action in an afternoon set at Rector, with the first game to tip-off at 2 p.m. On Jan. 8, the talented Manila Lions are slated to visit PHS in 3A-3 conference play.

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